1994 Series        2002 Series        2006 Series

Beginning in 1994 and continuing to around 2010, Pleasant Company produced several series of trading cards featuring all of the historical girls. They featured only cards from 1994-2001, and in 2002 stickers were introduced. The illustrations on the cards came from the various story books and short story books for each girl. These cards came in card packs containing 10 cards.

The original illustrator of Molly's first three books (Meet Molly, Molly Learns a Lesson, Molly's Surprise) was C. F. Payne, with Book 4 (Happy Birthday, Molly) being done by David Gaadt. But in 1988, Nick Backes replaced them as illustrator on Molly's books. Mr. Backes did the illustrations for Books 5 and 6, and he then redid the illustrations in the first four books in 1989. The reason that there are not two sets of Molly cards with different versions of each picture is because her books were already changed to the new version before any trading cards were made. Sam and Addy's books were redone after the 1994 Series cards were made.

However, if Pleasant Company had decided to create the first sets of AG Trading Cards in 1987 instead of 1994, the first 33 cards of Molly's set would be based on C. F. Payne and cards 34-41 would feature David Gaadt's illustrations.

Just for fun, I created a page showing what Molly's 1987 Trading Cards might have looked like.

1994 Series - 60 Cards

In 1994, Pleasant Company introduced a series of trading cards featuring all of the historical girls at that time: Samantha, Kirsten, Molly, Felicity and Addy. The 1994 Series featured 60 cards for each girl with card #60 being a checklist. The illustrations on the cards came from the six story books for each girl. The cards came in card packs containing 10 cards. This was Molly's first card set.

1. Introducing Molly McIntire
2. A Favorite Pastime
3. Growing Up In wartime
4. Dr. James McIntire
     Mrs. Helen McIntire
5. Linda and Susan
6. Every Last Bite!
7. A Letter from dad
8. Mom to the Rescue
9. Halloween Plans
10. You'll Be Sorry!
11. A Hula Halloween
12. Halloween Tricks
13. The Punishment
14. Revenge
15. Ricky
16. School days
17. Miss Campbell
18. The Bee
19. Lend-a-Hand Contest
20. Making Bread
21. Top-Secret Plans
22. Hiding From Alison
23. Bottletops
24. Caught!
25. Knitting Bee
26. Christmas During the War
27. A Different Christmas
28. Christmas Decorations
29. O Christmas Tree
30. First Snow
31. A Package at Last
32. Christmas Eve
33. A Happy Surprise!
34. A Theme Party
35. Under the Table
36. A New Girl
37. The Blackout
38. Pretend Princesses
39. Emily
40. Party Plans
41. Birthday Presents
42. Bennett
43. Camp Gowonagin
44. Flag Lowering Ceremony
45. In the Tent
46. Team Captain
47. Red Army Scout
48. Underwater!
49. Escape
50. The Lanfding
51. Friends Again!
52. Good News!
53. Old Pictures
54. A Secret Purchase
55. P.U.!
56. Miss LaVonda
57. Dress Rehearsal
58. Sick in Bed
59. Valerie Tripp
60. Molly Checklist 1-60

2002 Series - 17 Cards

In 2002, new sets of cards for all of the girls were created. For Samantha, Molly, Kirsten, Felicity, Addy and Josefina, these new cards featured new illustrations and information which came from the so-called Short Story books that had come out for these girls in the previous two years. The 2002 series card set for each of the first seven girls, Samantha, Molly, Kirsten, Felicity, Addy, Josefina and Kit included 16 cards, one unnumbered checklist card and 3 stickers, while Kaya's 2002 series card set included 30 cards, one unnumbered checklist card and 5 stickers. The 2002 Series would be Molly's second card set.

1. Summer on the Farm
2. Stargazing
3. The Air Force
4. Flying High!
5. The North Star
6. Saturday Matinee
7. Sock Sense
8. Honk! Honk!
9. Star Struck
10. Miss Butternut
11. Summer Camp
12. Sacagawea Pond
13. Molly'a A+ Partner
14. Yankee Doodle
15. Partner Problems
16. The American Revolution
Molly Checklist 1-16
Sticker 1
Sticker 2
Sticker 3

2006 Series - 10 Cards

To coincide with the release of the Molly McIntire TV-Movie, two new card sets will be produced for release in August of 2006. Molly will get a movie cards set of 10 cards and Molly's best friend Emily Bennett will get a set just like Nellie and Elizabeth's, featuring 10 cards with illustrations by Nick Backes taken from the new book, Brave Emily.

Molly's movie trading cards set will come in card packs containing a set of all 10 unnumbered cards from the 2006 Series Molly cards. The 2006 Series Molly set is a pack of ten trading cards wrapped in a clear cellophane wrapper and featuring photos of scenes from the new movie, which will air on television in fall 2006. Each card includes trivia questions, word scrambles, and information about the characters. The 2006 Series would be Molly's third card set. The cards were not numbered. The card reference numbers given below are provided as an aid to collectors.

(1) Meet Molly McIntire - and Maya Ritter
(2) Meet Emily Bennett - and Tory Green
(3) Meet Linda Rinaldi - and Samantha Wilson
(4) Meet Susan Shapiro - and Hannah Fleming
(5) Helping on the Home Front
(6) Off to War
(7) Tip-top Tap Dancer
(8) At the Movies
(9) A Perfect Teacher, an Important Lesson
(10) Christmas Surprises

These products are appropriate for children 8 and over.
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